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Memoirs of Georgia, Volume II



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  • Title Memoirs of Georgia, Volume II 
    Short Title Memoirs of GA V2 
    Publisher 1895, Atlanta, Georgia: Southern Historical Association. 
    Source ID S735 
    Text From: Memoirs of Georgia, Vol. II, Atlanta, Ga., pub. 1895, p. 511-512. 

    (This text relates to W.S. Howell, a great grandson of McKinney Howell, but it mentions Matthew Cavenah Howell and provides a some good history of the Howell's in Georgia)

    W. S. Howell

    W. S. Howell, an attorney of distinguished ability of Meriwether county, belongs to one of the pioneer families of the state, to which his great- grandfather with five brothers came to North Carolina in the last century. Four of the brothers drifted on with the tide of emigration, but one other remained in Georgia. He was McKinney Howell, one of the earliest settlers of Greene county. His wife was Mary Johnson, and their son, Matthew C. Howell, was born in Greene county in 1812. He married Sarah Simonton, and they also made their home in Greene county, as did their son, Samuel A. Howell. The latter married Georgia Ely, a daughter of John W. and Virginia (Baugh) Ely, also residents of Greene county. Mr. Ely was born in North Carolina in 1799. His father, Michael Ely, came to Greene county, Ga., in 1814, where for many years he kept a public inn. The son served in the war of 1836, fought under Gen. Scott, and died in 1885. W.S. Howell, the son of Samuel A. and Georgia (Ely) Howell, was born in Greene county, Jan. 11, 1859, and being reared upon the farm, obtained his first training in the country school; he added to this a course at Dawson institute, White Plains, and finally graduated from Mercer university, Macon, Ga., in 1882. He went to Greeneville and taught for four years, beginning the study of law, to which he devoted himself under the wise supervision of Maj. J.W. Parks, and in 1889 was admitted to the bar. The young attorney has continued in the practice of his profession ever since with ever increasing success. He also carried on a thriving farm, and is a man of high standing among his fellow-citizens. In 1885 Mr. Howell married Miss Hattie Kilpatrick, born in White Plains in 1862, daughter of J.H. and Cornelia (Hall) Kilpatrick; the father was a minister, and president of the Baptist convention of 1894. One child, Cornelia H., was given to Mr. and Mrs. Howell; the latter died in 1886. In 1889 Mr. Howell married Miss Annie Davidson, daughter of Monroe and Reginia (Park) Davidson; the father served in the late war under Gen. Evans. Mrs. Howell was born in Meriwether county in 1866; she is a graduate of Mary Sharp college, Winchester, Tenn. She and Mr. Howell are both members of the Missionary Baptist church. Two children have blessed this union: Samuel M. and William S. 
    Linked to Georgia A. Eley
    John W. Eley
    Matthew Cavenah Howell
    McKinney Howell
    Samuel Armstrong Howell
    William Shepard Howell
    Mary Johnson, "Polly"
    Rev. James Hines Kilpatrick, D.D. 

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    Memoirs of Georgia page 511 - W.S. Howell
    Memoirs of Georgia page 511 - W.S. Howell
    From: Memoirs of Georgia, Vol. II, Atlanta, Ga., pub. 1895, p. 511-512. (This text relates to W.S. Howell, a great grandson of McKinney Howell, but it mentions Matthew Cavenah Howell and provides a some good history of the Howell's in Georgia)
    Memoirs of Georgia page 512 - W.S. Howell
    Memoirs of Georgia page 512 - W.S. Howell
    From: Memoirs of Georgia, Vol. II, Atlanta, Ga., pub. 1895, p. 511-512. (This text relates to W.S. Howell, a great grandson of McKinney Howell, but it mentions Matthew Cavenah Howell and provides a some good history of the Howell's in Georgia)